HVAC Indianapolis Archive

Frozen Air Conditioner in Indianapolis – Causes and Repairs

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 5, 2015

With 80 degree temperatures finally reaching the Indianapolis area, many air conditioners that have been dormant all winter are going to be kicked on for the first time. A call we receive by the dozens is that the air conditioning system has frozen up. There are a few causes behind this issue: Likely causes of...
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Indianapolis HVAC FAQ: What’s the Best Way to Thaw a Frozen Coil?

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 26, 2015
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When a coil freezes take these important steps to thaw it correctly  4 Steps to Thaw a Frozen Evaporator Coil 1) Turn thermostat Cool setting to OFF. 2) Leave or set the thermostat Fan setting to ON. 3) Place old towel near system to ensure water does not go to unwanted areas. 4) Monitor progress,...
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New Efficiency Standards for Heat Pumps could make replacement more expensive

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 23, 2015

Beginning on January 1, 2015 the Department of Energy in their attempt to reduce energy consumption has enacted new minimum efficiency standards for single phase split system air conditioners and heat pumps. Since that is all in HVAC speak, I’ll break it down by saying residential A/C’s and heat pumps are being mandated to be...
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Converting Your Furnace from Standard Efficiency to High Efficiency

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 5, 2015

What Homeowners Need to Know Regarding Your Energy Bill, Your Furnace and Converting to a High Efficiency. While admittedly a hot button environment issue, fracking has enabled domestic energy companies like Duke & IPL access to previously untapped energy resources. Which translates into lower energy costs for you the homeowner on your oil and gas...
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Talking to Girls Pint Out about Furnaces, Heat Pumps, Acronyms, etc.

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 11, 2015

Last week, I had the privilege to host an event at Laurel Hall for a fun and engaging group of women in the organization Girls Pint Out. If you’re unfamiliar, it is a national craft beer organization for women, whose mission is to build a community of women who love craft beer and who are an...
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A Thermostat that Makes So Much Sense, You’ll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without It

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 3, 2015
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Smart thermostats app activation up to 4,500/day $100 rebate available from some Indianapolis area utilities Thermostats can alert phone when issues arise with heating/cooling system There’s been a lot of buzz the last few years about smart thermostats. So, what is a smart thermostat, and why can’t we live without it? There’s no formal accepted...
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The Phrase That Should Make You Push an HVAC Tech Out the Door

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 22, 2015
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“It’s time to replace your furnace.” Seems harmless enough, right? But would you trust a cardiologist who only gave you the option to have a heart transplant? At Homesense, we believe that you know what’s right for you better than we do. We didn’t need to do a focus group to come up with that, it’s just...
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Indianapolis HVAC FAQ: Horizontal Furnace or Horizontal Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 26, 2014
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What is an Horizontal Furnace or Horizontal Air Conditioner?  The term horizontal flow is used to describe the airflow of a given furnace or air handler. The term is only used to describe the airflow of the indoor system. In a horizontal flow furnace application, the air conditioner evaporator coil rest next to the furnace or air handler. In...
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Indianapolis HVAC FAQ: Downflow Furnace or Downflow Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 26, 2014
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What is an Downflow Furnace or Downflow Air Conditioner?  The term downflow is used to describe the airflow of a given furnace or air handler. The term is only used to describe the airflow of the indoor system. In a downflow furnace application, the air conditioner evaporator coil will sit below the furnace. In most applications, the furnace air...
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Indianapolis HVAC FAQ: Upflow Furnace or Upflow Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 26, 2014
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What is an Upflow Furnace or Upflow Air Conditioner?  The term upflow is used to describe the airflow of a given furnace or air handler. The term is only used to describe the airflow of the indoor system. In an upflow furnace application, the air conditioner evaporator coil will sit above the furnace. In most...
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